It’s totally Tuesday and a refreshing new day of the week. I can honestly tell you, I feel wonderful today. I hope you do too.
While I was at home this past week, I tried a few new recipes, sodium free, as my dad’s doctor ordered. The dishes I made came out tasting terrific, salt free, and still loaded with flavor.
One dish in particular was made on a whim. Is scouring the refrigerator at your parents’ house like hunting for zebras? Food, like zebras in California (or most places), are extremely scarce in my parent’s fridge.
Zebras….? Yeah, I don’t know where that comparison came from, just roll with it.
So, after assessing the food situation, combining some key ingredients in the crockpot, and leaving the kitchen, all day!, the slow-cooker did all the hard work for me.
And the key ingredient, you guessed it, Cola. Zero calorie, zero sugar, Stevia-sweetened cola. Love it.
This recipe is totally customizable, too. You can add in anything, or take away anything, you like or don’t. It’s reduced sodium, full of healthy protein, low in fat, and Paleo.
Crockpot BBQ Cola Pulled Pork
[so easy, you have no excuse not to make it]
- 4 large pork chops/loins/or really any kind of meat
- 1/4 cup barbeque sauce
- 1 12-oz can Stevia-sweetened cola (or diet)
- 1 small can green chilies
- 1 large onion (white or red), roughly diced
- 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- spices of choice: paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper
Combine all ingredients into a crockpot/slow cooker. Set cooker to high and let cook for 6 hours or more, stirring occasionally. It’s done when meat falls apart easily when poked with a fork.
This dish is easy, emphasis on the EASY.
If desired, make a pulled pork sandwich, eat from a bowl, or place into cabbage leaves for fun wraps. Top with optional jalapenos and enjoy.
The best part is leftovers… pulled pork sauteed in the morning with eggs. Delicious!
Do your parents have a wide selection of foods on hand at all times or are you searching through the barren desert?
Do you like leftovers? Which are your favorites?
Happy Tuesday! Promise me you’ll make it a good one!